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A->b Network Access Ok, But B->a Fails

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#1 cyclone


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Posted 06 November 2006 - 04:06 AM

I have 2 PCs running XP Professional. One is my work laptop which is setup to use the domain of my employer, let's call it EMP and computername is xp-work
The other one is my home PC, which is part of a workgroup, let's call it HOME, computer name is xp-home.

Now if I try to log in from the home computer to the work laptop to get some files there's no problem. A popup window appears asking for User name and Password. With

User name = EMP\<username>
Password = <password>

I get in w/o problems and can retrieve the files.

Other way round from work laptop to home desktop - I get the same popup window asking for User name and Password. If I try

User name = <username>
Password = <password>

I get "permission denied" right away. But even if I use

User name = HOME\<username> or xp-home\<username> or XP-HOME\<username>
Password = <password>

I get the same problem, even if I use the Administrator account credentials.

What am I doing wrong here...?


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#2 projectfocus


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Posted 07 November 2006 - 05:04 AM

I believe this will be the case if you are not on the same workgroup. What you could do is change the workgroup on the work laptop when needing to connect or share files with the home machine.
It is normally due to remote access restrictions in user accounts. you could try and change the properties of the user accounts to get it to work but without the same setup here I can't really test to see if it will work.

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